Kuvings REVO830 cold press juicer
- Best: Juicer for long fruit and veg
- Type: Masticating
- Weight: 7.5kg
- Wattage: 200W
- Why we love it : Two shoots can take long and round vegetables and fruit with ease
With carrots, cucumber and celery being some of the most popular juicing ingredients, the Kuvings has two chutes – one for long fruit and veg, while the other chute is 88mm wide (one of the widest feed chutes on the market), so you can pop a whole apple into it. The auto-cutting feature means almost zero ingredient prep is needed and the wrap-around cleaning brush makes the machine easy to clean, too.
At 48cm tall, it’s not a juicer that’ll fit snugly under kitchen cupboards, and at 7.5kg it’s not the lightest either. But it is one of the few models that comes in different colours, so you can match it to your kitchen.
You can buy citrus juicing and smoothie attachments separately, and they come with a long-term warranty(depending on the country), so Kuvings is really putting its money where its mouth is.
When it comes to juicers, there’s a definite risk of analysis paralysis. With so many models to choose from and a dizzying host of bells and whistles on each machine, how is anyone supposed to decide without a PhD in electrical engineering? But with the best juicers often costing hundreds of pounds, it’s definitely something to get right.
They may have come on leaps and bounds in the last few decades, but they’ve been in homes since they were invented in 1930 by Dr Norman Walker. And having spent his life drinking juices from the machines he created, he lived to the ripe old age of 108 – proof in juice, indeed.
The benefits of juicing are plentiful – not only is it a great way to get your five a day, but it can also be made in advance for meal prep. Juicing is also a quick way to absorb a large amount of vitamins and minerals because a lot of the fibre is removed in the juicing process.
There are three main types of machines. Centrifugal juicers use tiny teeth on spinning baskets to grate the fruit and veg and pass it through a sieve, so are better with hard veg. Masticating juicers mimic the mouth’s chewing motion, and then press the pulp to extract the juice – these are a great option if you can’t have a noisy juicer, as they tend to be quieter. Triturating juicers use rotating gears to crush and grind, then press out the juice, leaving behind a dry pulp.
The great thing about most modern-day juicers is that they do “extras”, whether that’s making a sorbet, chopping veggies or grinding seeds and nuts. Whatever your preference, it’s worth considering the yield, the ease of use, how it cleans, as well as the price. Fortunately, we’ve worked all this out, so you don’t have to.
*source: IndyBest Kitchen Appliances by www.independent.co.uk